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An American dilemma : the Negro problem and modern democracy / Gunnar Myrdal ; with a new introduction by Sissela Bok.

Myrdal, Gunnar, 1898-1987 (Author). Bok, Sissela. (Author of introduction, etc.).

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Stan Getz Library E185.6 .M95 1996 v.1 37684001084049 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 156000858X
  • ISBN: 9781560008583
  • ISBN: 1560008563
  • ISBN: 9781560008569
  • ISBN: 1560008571
  • ISBN: 9781560008576
  • Physical Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ : Transaction Publishers, ©1996.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: New York : Harper & Brothers, 1944.(With new introd.).
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Volume I -- Introduction to the Transaction fiftieth anniversary edition -- Author's preface to the twentieth anniversary edition -- Postscript twenty years later / by Arnold Rose -- Foreword / by Frederick P. Keppel -- Author's preface to the first edition -- Introduction -- Part I: The approach -- 1. American ideals and the American conscience -- 2. Encountering the Negro problem -- 3. Facets of the Negro problem -- Part II: Race -- 4. Racial beliefs -- 5. Race and ancestry -- 7. Racial characteristics -- Part III: Population and migration -- 7. Population -- 8. Migration -- Part IV: Economics -- 9. Economic inequality -- 10. The tradition of slavery -- 11. The Southern plantation economy and the Negro farmer -- 12. New blows to Southern agriculture during the 'Thirties: trends and policies -- 13. Seeking jobs outside agriculture -- 14. The Negro in business, the professions, public service and other white collar occupations -- 15. The Negro in the public economy -- 16. Income, consumption, and housing -- 17. The mechanics of economic discrimination as a practical problem -- 18. Pre-war labor market controls and their consequences for the Negro -- 19. The war boom -- and thereafter -- Part V: Politics -- 20. Underlying factors -- 21. Southern conservatism and liberalism -- 22. Political practices today -- 23. Trends and possibilities -- Volume II -- Part VI: Justice -- 24. Inequality of justice -- 25. The police and other public contacts -- 26. Courts, sentences, and prisons -- 27. Violence and intimidation -- Part VII: Social inequality -- 28. The basis of social inequality -- 29. Patterns of social segregation and discrimination -- 30. Effects of social inequality -- Part VIII: Social stratification -- 31. Caste and class -- 32. The Negro class structure -- Part IX: Leadership and concerted action -- 33. The American pattern of individual leadership and mass passivity -- 34. Accommodating leadership -- 35. The Negro protest -- 36. The protest motive and Negro personality -- 37. Compromise leadership -- 38. Negro popular theories -- 39. Negro improvement and protest organizations -- 40. The Negro church -- 41. The Negro school -- 42. The Negro press -- Part X: The Negro community -- 43. Institutions -- 44. Non-institutional aspects of the Negro community -- Part XI: An American dilemma -- 45. America again at the crossroads in the Negro problem -- Appendix I: A methodoligical note on valuations and beliefs -- Appendix 2: A methodological note on facts and valuations in social science -- Appendix 3: A methodological note on the principle of cumulation -- Appendix 4: Note on the meaning of regional terms as used in this book -- Appendix 5: A parallel to the Negro problem -- Appendix 6: Pre-war conditions of the Negro wage earner in selected industries and occupations -- Appendix 7: Distribution of Negro residences in selected cities -- Appendix 8: Research on caste and class in a Negro community -- Appendix 9: Research on Negro leadership -- Appendix 10: Quantitative studies of race attitudes.
Subject: African Americans.
United States > Race relations.

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